Premier League Preview: Newcastle United could hardly tame Fulham

Updated: August 29, 2013
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Fulham and Newcastle United will meet on August 31 at the St James’ Park stadium to make their third appearance in the Premier League new season. While both sides have gone gorgeous in their most recent battle in the League Cup, The Cottagers and The Magpies could not necessarily tell similar tale when it comes to their English top-flight league journey. They are currently ranked below the table’s middle bar, with Newcastle United standing near the bottom.


Fulham opened the season with a win over Sunderland, with the match’s only goal scored at the 53rd minute by Pajtim Kasami. It was a good start for last term’s mid-table occupants, although it was eventually ruined when Arsenal confronted the team for their second stint. The Cottagers were defeated at home 1-3 under the chief slamming of Polish international Lukas Podolski.


Newcastle United are yet to secure a win in the tournament, having opened their campaign with a loss from Manchester City 0-4 and a draw with West Ham United 0-0. The Magpies have almost gotten ill last season after landing near the relegation zone by the end of the tournament. But this time around, their wheel might actually be turning toward such destiny as they are now ranked in the 18th spot to be pulled down in the bottom three (along with Crystal Palace and Swansea City). Luckily, the season has just started and they have many more opportunities to veer themselves away from such miserable position.


Fulham and Newcastle United are not the top favorites among online bookies, but they are certainly revered in other respects due to some specialties they create in the pitch. Fulham are excellent at playing with width and creating long shot opportunities, while Newcastle United are dexterous at playing in their own half and protecting the lead. Nevertheless, one them carry more credits to win this match. The Magpies are good, but not good enough to destroy The Cottagers.


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